Rosie O’Grady’s practice manifests in video, performance, text, print, installation and temporary intervention. Acts of collapsing and flattening can be traced throughout – in its methods, material, and subject matter. Using these processes, the work often attempts to activate moments of disorientation, which unsettle our relationship to histories, bodies, information and objects.
Rosie lives and works in Glasgow. She was resident at Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh 2018-2021. In 2018, she was awarded the Glasgow Open Bursary for Glasgow International and presented her first solo exhibition May Day at House for an Art Lover. Other projects and group exhibitions include Quicksilver at Freelands Foundation, London 2021; okay for The NewBridge Project, Newcastle 2021; What’s Love Got To Do With It? at Art-Cade Gallery, Marseille, Printemps de l’Art Contemporain Festival 2018; and The Driver’s Seat at Cubitt Gallery, London 2018. In 2019, she developed a curatorial project under the title Strange Weather and has previously worked in programming roles as a committee member at Market Gallery (2014-2016) and Programme Coordinator at Glasgow Sculpture Studios (2015-2016). She undertook a Graduate Residency at Hospitalfield 2015.
Talbot Rice Residents is a 2-year funded programme for emerging artists based anywhere in Scotland. The programme offers artists a studio base and workshop access at Edinburgh College of Art, access to the research and collections of the University of Edinburgh, and a series of Masterclasses, writing commissions and studio visits with invited guests. The original plan to end the first iteration of the programme with a collective trip to Cove Park was halted due to the pandemic, we are very pleased however to be able to adapt the plans and offer the 5 artists an individual residential retreat this year.
Image: ‘Dona, turning’ video still, 2021.